Department Hours

Supervisor's Office

Call - 847-669-3328

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Lobby closes at 3:30PM

Assessor's Office

Closed to the Public at this time.

Please call 847-669-3383 for assistance

7:30AM - 3:30PM

Road District

Call - 847-669-5070

7:00AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday

Regular Township Meeting

When: Monday, October 18, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

Where: Grafton Township Office

10109 Vine St. Huntley, IL. 

October 18, 2021 Agenda & Board Packet

Upcoming Events

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Nov 26
Dec 20
More Events

Grafton Township History

When Grafton Township was founded in 1850, the area population was recorded at 440. By 1870, the township population had grown to 1,359. Thomas Stillwell Huntley (1807-1894) was the first elected Supervisor of Grafton Township; that is the only elected office he ever held. He was much loved and respected by the area residents; that his obituary stated that “his kindness and generosity will always be remembered so long as the history of the town remains”. The area was first settled as a farm community. Good land and hard work made for a surplus of farm products and local farmers were able to produce enough milk to supply local creameries and to send milk to other milk plants in Chicago. Grafton contains a large proportion of low, wet land about the central parts, hence is better adapted to stock than grain, and like the neighboring townships of Coral and Algonquin, the leading industry among the farmers is the dairy business. This township is one of the southern tier, being joined on the south by Kane County, on the east by Algonquin, on north by Dorr, and the west by Coral. It is township 43, range 7. 

Quick Facts

  • Located in McHenry County Illinois.
  • Serving Huntley IL, Algonquin IL, Lakewood IL, Crystal Lake IL, and Lake in the Hills IL
  • Population - 53,125 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles

Grafton Food Pantry "Holiday of Hope Program"

The Holiday of Hope program will be raising money for holiday meals for local families, as well as helping with Holiday Gift Wish Lists. A donation of $30 will provide a holiday dinner with all the trimmings for a family of 8. You may adopt a family and request their wish list to personally make their holidays brighter. 

Please click HERE for the informational flyer. The deadline to Adopt a Family is December 3, 2021. Donations for family meals are due no later than December 22, 2021. For more information on how to help, please call 847-495-0922. Items desperately needed at the food pantry are; gift cards, paper goods , personal grooming items, household cleaning items, and non expired food items. 

Grafton Township Surplus Vehicle up for Bid


Grafton Township will be accepting bids for a 2016 Ford Transit 150 LR Wagon XL Trim, 8 passenger van, with 2,287 original miles. Please click HERE for more pictures and a specifications sheet. All sealed bids will be due no later than 3:00 PM Friday, October 15th. Please send bids to Grafton Township Supervisor 10109 Vine St. Unit D, Huntley, IL 60142. Please mark your bid with ATTN: VAN BID. For more information or to schedule an appointment to see the van, please call 847-669-3328

McHenry County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program

The new Emergency Utility & Rent Program will help Tenants and Landlords effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The McHenry County Housing Authority will be administering the program for McHenry County. Are you a tenant who has fallen behind on rent and or utilities due to Covid-19? Are you a landlord who has a tenant who is behind due to Covid-19? The new MC-EURAP Program can assist with up to 12 months of past due rent or utilities, and up to 3 months assistance for future rent payments if you qualify.

Please visit to see if you qualify and to apply for assistance.

If you have questions please call 815-338-7752 or email 

To view the program flyer click HERE for English or HERE for Spanish.

The current Eviction Moratorium for the State of Illinois has been extended through April 3, 2021.

The Federal Eviction Moratorium issued by the C.D.C. has been extended through June 30, 2021. 

Lead Safe Home Program

The McHenry County Community Developement Division is offering up to $20,000 in grant funds to help create lead safe homes in McHenry County. Homes built before 1978 are at risk of lead based paint hazards, which can have severe side effects on residents, especially children. Please click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish, to view the informational flyer. To apply directly please click HERE to go to the McHenry County website. For additional information please contact Jena Hencin @ 815-334-4552 or email Jena @ for more information.

McHenry County Covid Vaccine Call Center

The McHenry Health Department has opened a Covid-19 call center to assist you with the most current information regarding the Corona Virus vaccine.

McHenry County residents please call 815-334-4045, or click HERE to go to the McHenry County Covid-19 website.

Kane County residents please click HERE to go to their Covid website, or call 855-4KANEVAX (855-452-6382).

Township Assistance & Huntley Salvation Army

General Assistance/Emergency Assistance -  Grafton Township Residents Only  

Grafton Township offers General and Emergency Assistance to Grafton Township residents. If you need assistance, please review this list of required documents, HERE, and complete the  G.A./E.A. Application (the application is fillable online, print it out or download it and attach it to your email. 

The objective of EA is to assist in emergency situations, such as a disconnection notice on a utility bill, a letter of pending eviction, or an eviction notice.

If the amount needed to alleviate the emergency exceeds the grant amount, the township may not pay until the client comes up with the difference. The cooperation of several agencies may be needed to alleviate the problem.

If you are unsure if you reside in Grafton Township, please call our office and we will help 847-669-3328.

For additional Assistance Resources, please click HERE.

McHenry County Housing Authority list of Resources click HERE.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.

Huntley Salvation Army -  Huntley Residents Only

Grafton Township is the Huntley branch for the Salvation Army. If you are a resident of Huntley, and you need help, please print out the Salvation Army Application, and call Grafton Township for an appointment to return your completed application. For more information go to the Supervisor's section on this website. All other McHenry County residents need to apply at the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. Please call them at 815-455-2769 to check for rules and eligibility.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.

Additional Assistance Programs

SNAP Food Program, TANF, and Medical Assistance

Illinois Department of Human Services
512 Clay Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098

To apply online, click HERE

LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program 

Please click HERE to go to the McHenry County Housing Authority's website, or call 815-338-7752.

For the current income guidlines and more information on how to apply, please click HERE and HERE.

Meals on Wheels

Are you in need of home delivered meals? Catholic Charities of McHenry County is now delivering meals to seniors age 60 and over. Formerly known as Meals on Wheels, this program helps home bound seniors get a daily hot nutritious meal. If you live in McHenry County and would like to sign up for this program, please call 1-800-339-3200. Click HERE to view the flyer for McHenry County residents. For Kane County residents please call the Kane Senior Council @ 1-630-338-0999. Click HERE to view the Kane County Flyer.

If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals, please contact one of the agencies above.

2-1-1 (United Way)

2-1-1 is the United Way, and an extensive resource database for anyone needing assistance. 2-1-1 provides a free and easy way for everyone to access help with almost any challenge. When you dial 2-1-1, you will be connected with a call center that will direct you to the appropriate social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists will quickly assess your needs and offer knowledgeable information and referrals. Totally confidential. Please call 2-1-1 or go to for more assistance information.

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children

CASA for McHenry County needs your help.To find out how to advocate for abused and neglected children please join us for an informational session. There are several dates in September, October, & November to choose from. Please click HERE to view the informational flyer, and how to sign up. CASA is located at 630 N. IL Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 Phone: 779-994-4398.

Veteran Resources

Do you know a Veteran who needs food, housing, employment, or transition support? Veterans Path to Hope provides Veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success. Services at the Crystal Lake site are confidential and provided free of charge. There are eligibility requirements for some services. We welcome Veterans and their families, as well as active military and reserves. For more information please call Veterans Path to Hope @ 815-321-4673(HOPE), or click HERE to go to their website. Veterans Path to Hope is located in at 805 McHenry Ave Suite D, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

McHenry County Housing Authority

The M.C.H.A. has a variety of services available to McHenry County residents. Some of the programs offered are: Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, Public Housing in scattered 3 bedroom homes throughout McHenry County, Senior Housing for low income seniors and people with disabilities in 2 rental developments, Administers Homeless Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter Program, Administers a Rehab program that assists low income home owners repair their homes, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) that assists low income households with the cost of heating and cooling their homes, and Administers the Weatherization Program that assists low income households to make repairs to their homes that will reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes. 

To learn more about the programs that are available and how to qualify, click HERE to go to the M.C.H.A. website.

Click HERE to view The McHenry County Housing Authority's Resource Guide - This comprehensive list of resources will help you find various types of assistance throughout the county such as: Food Pantries, Veterans Assistance Programs, Medical Care, Dental Care, Diaper Banks, Pet related Services, Affordable and Subsidized Housing, Local Shelters, and so much more. For more information about these programs, and to see if you qualify, please visit or call the McHenry County Housing Authority 1108 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL.  815-338-7752.

Senior Events

Grafton Senior Bingo will resume in the Spring of 2022.

McRide - County Wide Transportation Program

The newly expanded McRide service is now available to all McHenry County & Huntley residents. The updated service is also now offering county wide travel. Travelers can use the service to travel anywhere in McHenry County, with connections to travel outside of the county as well.

To register and schedule your ride call 800-451-4599 

Call Center Hours

Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., or 711 for the relay service

Saturday & Sunday - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Same Day Trip Reservations Only)

Holidays - 8:00 - 5:00

Bus Operating Hours

Monday- Friday - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday (New) - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Holidays - No Service


General Public -  $3.00 for the first 5 miles. 

Seniors (60+) & Individuals with a Disability - $1.50 for the first 5 miles. 

All trips over 5 miles are charged an additional fee of $0.25 per mile, each way.

Click these links for more information:  McRide Brochure, Official Rider's Guide, McHenry County Website

McRide Point Destinations: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, The Arboretum, Spring Hill Mall, Randall Oaks Zoo & Golf Club, Chain "O" Lakes State Park, and the Barrington Metra Station.

If you have questions about eligibility call 815-334-4981